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Bringing up the heat and performing live for the 2nd Annual Nurses Pub Fundraising Gala is none other than the Internationally acclaimed musical artist, Paris Escovedo and The Paris Escovedo Band. Oakland, California native Paris Escovedo has emerged to bring Latin and Funk back to the world of jazz. Paris has played the Timbales since he was a child. His first set was a gift from the great Tito Puente. He is a highly acclaimed musician in high demand.
Born with talent running through his veins, Paris Escovedo comes from a musical talented family. His father and his uncle Pete Escovedo played with Santana among other legendary artists and his cousin Shiela E is also no stranger to the entertainment music world.
His trail blazing musical accomplishments range from performances with Grammy-Award-winning artists such as Bobby Brown, Lauryn Hill, David Cochrane, Silk, Speech, Angie Stone, Collective Soul, Pink, Shaun Mullins, Arrested Development. Paris is the son of the late legendary percussionist Thomas “Coke” Escovedo from the band Azteca & Santana, who was a visionary responsible for ushering in Latin artists to the San Francisco Bay Area music Scene; artists such as, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Celia Cruz to name a few. Bring your party shoes for this one!!
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Jordan Busa is an award winning violinist who has been playing the violin since age five and was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age eleven. He has been Concertmaster
of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles. He has performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as a featured performer with the Inner City Youth Orchestra.
Jordan has also performed at the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., the NAACP National Convention and a fundraiser honoring first lady
Michelle Obama. His motto is, "There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres."
Vaughh Fahie (pronounced Foy) devotes his time, energy and talents to providing a pleasurable musical experience delivering eloquent sounds for top-notch events as an ambient jazz saxophone soloist or accompanied by his accomplished band.
Beginning his music career at age 8,
Vaughn played songs by ear on the accordion and keyboard while also arranging his own music. Throughout high school, he perfected his piano skills and was then introduced to the clarinet and alto saxophone. He also played frequently the Hammon B3 organ as a teen in his church.
Vaughn graduated from Riverside Community College with an Associates Degree in Mathematics. Following RCC, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from Cal Poly Pomona University. Vaughn routinely participated in campus activities with the marching band drumline as the bass line captain at RCC and also worked at the Cal Poly Pomona Student Union.
With more than twelve years of event planning experience, Vaughn posses a keen sensitivity to how music should compliment and assist in the success of any event.
Vaughn currently resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife RaShawna and their talented son Jordan Douglas, He is actively involved in the church music ministry showcasing his gifts as a producer, engineer and musician.
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